Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series: Swansea University, No. 2013-01

This document updates and extend our previous analysis on the public-private sector wage differential using six new quarters of Labour Force Survey (LFS) data. The data are split into two sub-samples – 2009Q1-2010Q4 and 2011Q-2012Q3. The results presented are based on a linear regression of log-hourly earnings against independent variables. The measure of pay we use is the natural log of reported usual hourly wages. Quantile regression has been used to examine whether the estimated pay premium varies across the distribution of pay.